March 3, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Mitsubishi Electric Corporation launched a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation system. The system, which uses lead-free PV solder modules, will go on sale outside of Japan and is targeted at users living in areas around the world where the local electrification infrastructure is insufficient or nonexistent. The system incorporates the company’s newest lead-free polycrystalline silicon 120 W modules. Mitsubishi said the modules have a a conversion efficiency rate of 13.0%. The company intends to take an active role in the electrification of currently non-electrified areas in countries such as China. The stand-alone PV system was developed with just such an intention in mind. Annual PV production capacity will increase to 130MW after 2005, and the company aims to improve the popularity of clean energy resources by adding a smaller sized module to the product lineup.